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financial officer has startled many in city hall. three days ago he quietly celebrated one of his finest moments on the job, when he announced the district was enjoying a $417 million budget surplus. today he announced his retirement. >> there are times when we have become exasperated with each other, but i think that is to be expected. there's a lot of passion involved and sometimes it gets put on display. then he took office in 2000 when the district was nearly broke. now they have nearly $1.5 billion of savings. some residents were grateful for his work, but they want more. >> employees such as myself, we need money to help our families. i>> we should budget for what we have and get it right. it should have been spent on something worthwhile. >> he has had controversy like the 2009 conviction of a tax office employe for embezzling $50 million from the city. recently a securities and exchange commission investigation. a columnist says overall, he will be remembered for helping revive the destruct. >> he presided over a good transition. >> the mayor called him an exemplary stored of the
. >>> in the district, the city's chief financial officer gandhi is retiring. mayor vince gray appointed gandhi to a five-year term last year. gandhi is stepping down when the city is in great financial shape, with a $417 million budget surplus. gandhi's also been under scrutiny recently about the question about the city's lottery contract, tax assessments and transparency. >> there have been missteps in the past and i've not been shy about pointing them out. but, you know, on a day like this, i want to wish him well. >> he's done a great job as our chief financial officer and he's one of those folks who has made hard work look easy. >> gandhi will remain on the job until june 1st. >>> let's bring in fox 5 political analyst for a little bit more on this. a spokesman for the mayor says gandhi is retiring purely for personal reasons. we know he's under federal investigation, a former staffer suing him. why is he stepping down now? >> he's been there for 15 years and wants to step down on a high. you mentioned the surplus. the bond rating is high and they are going to wall street. and he feels aft
wanted to be in the video but the most intimidating players were chosen. live from daly city, tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. >>> our live team coverage of the 49ers and the super bowl continues in new orleans with joe fonzi. joe, you've been talking to one of the greatest nfl players of all times. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. one of the greatest landmarks is this hotel. a man had a young brier who was homesick. so he had this made for you and when she looked out door, she could see rows of corn from iowa. 23 years ago, one of the heroes of the super bowl was jerry rice. we caught up with him yesterday. it won't surprise you to learn that that game was one of his best memories of new orleans. >> 55-10 against the denver broncos. i will never forget it. that was my second super bowl and i was -- i think i was more relaxed and -- and i had a chance to enjoy the experience. sometimes you get caught up and you have blinders on. and you don't see everything happening around you. you are able to take control of the football game. it was a super bowl. >> repo
. >>> but first from fox at 3:00 in new york city, a suicide bomb attack on a u.s. embassy in turkey has left two people dead including the bomber in what the white house is calling an act of terror. u.s. officials are now warning all american citizenning inside turkey to stay away from any u.s. diplomatic posts throughout that country. the turkish police say the bomber blew himself up inside the security checkpoint at the size 6 sidside entrance of the . embassy. the blast killed a turk yirn guard and seriously injured a woman. the bomber was a member of a group the united states considers a terrorist organization. the group is an anti-american and anti-nato group. you may recall that nato is in the process of c deploying sevel american made patriot missile batteries to combat potential threat from syria. it's fox's top story. jennifer griffin is live at the state department. all of this is falling on sct hillary clinton's last day. >> reporter: in fact, it was an extraordinary scene at the state department just moments ago as secretary of state hillary clinton made her way through the hallways
in the country. what it means to the city, how it became such a cultural phenomenon and so much more. join us for kickoff in new orleans. tomorrow afternoon, 4:00 p.m. eastern. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining us today. happy super bowl sunday. i can't wait. "cnn newsroom" continues right now with ashleigh banfield. >>> that is one excited anchor, carol costello, i know you love your football. i'll be thinking about you on sunday. hi, everybody, it's good to have you with us. i want to take you straight to wall street. big, big story happening. stocks are surging. and i don't mean just surging, i mean to new heights. heights we haven't seen in five years. the dow hitting 14,000, just a short time ago and that's for the first time since october 2007. yes, you can say hooray. today's rally thanks in part to the january jobs report which just came out this morning. alison kosik at the new york stock exchange. i can assume there's quite a bit of activity going on. what's it like down there? >> well, believe it or not, there was no reaction when the dow hit that 14,000 level. it h
. >> george howell joins me live now from midland city, alabama. neighbors say there is electricity in this bunker, that potentially there's a television in this bunker. i think that makes things very difficult for investigators, but also, it's very cold there. so that would be a very important detail. >> reporter: you know, it's still very -- there's a lot of gray here. it's unclear whether there's electricity, heat, whether there's power in this bunker. but we've heard from several people secondhand, keep in mind, that there may be power. at the bottom line, ashleigh, we know that investigators are doing their best to keep in touch with him. they're talking to him, the negotiations are ongoing. and they tell us that the young boy, the 5-year-old is physically unharmed. ashleigh, right now, that is the best news that we have. these updates we get from investigators come rarely when we get them, so that's the latest that we've been given. >> so disturbing. all right, george, keep an eye on it for us if you will. thank you. >>> police and court officials in chicago have a lot of expl
degrees expected in the union and city. 64 in ocean beach. your kron 4 7 day around the bay slightly cooler temperatures tomorrow but temperatures are going to rebound a sunday and monday with 60s and plenty of sunshine. there is a chance of rainfall by thursday. >> so far, so good, no problems on the westbound 80 towards the bay bridge plaza. similar near the san mateo bridge just a few cars on the '92. and the golden gate also looking decent through marin county. the 101, no problems, southbound, northbound, you can see hardly at the traffic at the moment. we will be tracking this for all morning. today at 6:30, another press conference will be held in new orleans. coaches jim and john harbaugh are expected to speak this morning. kron four's will tran is also live from new orleans with the latest on what's happening down there just days before the super bowl. we'll be checking in with him at 4:30. in preparation for the super bowl, the niners practiced outside yesterday for the first time in new orleans. and the baltimore ravens were briefly right nearby. the niners practice overla
? >> guys, so much going on down there. this city knows how to do it right. the first time new orleans hosts the super bowl since hurricane katrina. a rashlgab a remarkable job getting this city ready for the thousands converging upon new orleans. the music plays 24 hours a day. a lot of the fans we spoke to. they are divided into three groups, ravens fans, 49ers fans, and people looking for any excuse to be on bourbon street for 24 straight hours. got that? we will check in with the harbaugh brothers who will be going up against each other and catch up with some celebrities. so much more coming up. we'll check back in a bit. >> sounds like somebody did an all nighter. >> i think so. for work. had to do it for work, right, jenna? >> toothpicks. am i flurry eyed yet? all for work. >> we'll see you in a bit. >>> in terms of other news, a new milestone for wall street. dow closes for the first time since the financial crisis. what that means for you and your money. >> and a new chapter for hillary clinton. former secretary of state is waking up this morning. probably still sleeping in. without
, there's so much going on down here. this city knows how to do it right. this will be the 10th time they've hosted. the first time since katrina. they've done a terrific job for getting ready for the tens of thousands that are converging on new orleans for the food and music which, i've found out, plays 24 hours a day. we spoke to a lot of fans -- i found out they're divided into three groups. the raven' fans, 49ers' fans, and people looking to be on bourbon street for 24 straight hours. you hear all that? we'll hear from them and hear from the harbaugh brothers going up against each other in this unprecedented super bowl, and we'll catch up with celebrities that we ran into along the way. so much more coming up in the next two hours. we'll check back with you. >> sounds like somebody did an all-nighter. >> i think so. for work. for work, right? >> two things. >> reporter: am i bleary-eyed yet? all for work, all for work. >> thanks. we'll see you in a bit. >>> meantime, in terms of other news, there's a new milestone for wall street. the dow closing over 14,000 for the first time since t
is in midland city, alabama, once again this morning. gio? >> reporter: dan, good morning. this is now day five of this hostage standoff, it's happening just behind that white building that you see there. now, today, we're getting the details about how it all started from the children who were there and saw it all happen. this morning, a photo of the man who police said launched a dramatic hostage standoff. jimmy lee dykes has been holding a 5-year-old named ethan against his will in an underground bunker since tuesday. communicating with negotiators through the pipe. >> i looked up and he's talking about threatening to kill us all or something. >> reporter: it all started when dykes stormed onto this school bus, killed the driver and kidnapped the child. >> he said, i'll kill you all. he said, i just want two kids. >> reporter: they were on that bus. they said that dykes got on and gave the driver what appeared to be a gift of broccoli and a note and then demanded two children. >> the bus driver kept saying, just please get off the bus. he said, no. so, he just tried to back up and he pulled o
, an independent monitor of the oakland police the promises that the city's overdue reforms are not being completed. independent monitor robert were shot admits that oakland's police the pardon has a tough job dealing with sometimes hostile situations, he says its compliance reforms are steadily declining. the 51 its compliance reforms are steadily declining. the 51 reforms put in place don't wait for presidents' day to save on a new mattress. its compliance reforms are sleep train'sining. the 51 presidents' day sale is on now. save up to $500 on beautyrest and posturepedic. get a sealy queen set for just $399. even get 3 years interest-free financing on tempur-pedic. plus, free delivery, set-up, and removal of your old set. keep more presidents in your wallet. sleep train's presidents' day sale is on now. superior service, best selection, lowest price, guaranteed. ♪ sleep train ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ latest live from new orleans and the parties are born on in san francisco. our sports director, gary radnich, will bring you all the highlights from the big game. >> those wer
city. within hours, police identified her as sierra, a 33-year-old mother of two, a native of staten island, new york. sierra had been missing more than a week, after disappearing during what was supposed to be her first foreign vacation. turkish police suspect she's been murdered. >> it has been determined she was killed with a blow to the head. for us to give concrete details of the case, we need more time to investigate. it's not right to say anything about the ongoing interrogation of the detained people. she was a tourist traveling alone. >> these are the last known images of sierra, security cameras caught her on the night of january 20th, walking alone inside a shopping mall. sierra flew from new york to turkey on january 7th solo, because a friend cancelled coming along at the last minute. she was an amateur photographer who shared her photos of istanbul's mosques and skyline with friends she met on instagram. sierra is believed to have met some of these instagram acquaintances during her stay in turkey and during a short side trip to amsterdam. sierra's husband steven sounde
. the spot was purchased about i mayors against illegal guns led by new york city mayor michael bloomberg. ♪ >> the nra once supported background checks. >> we think it's reasonable to provide mandatory instant criminal background checks for every sale at every gun show. no loopholes anywhere for anyone. >> america can do this for us. please. >> wait, wait. i'm confused. i'm confused. >> well, lapierre actually argued for -- >> no, it's lapierre. >> lapierre, sorry. >> it means the pierre. >> he argued for mandatory -- >> so that's great. so that's great. let's check that one off the list, right? >> no, no, because yesterday he changed his mind. take a look. >> what? i'm confuse. >> you're for a universal background check? >> well, universal -- now that's what president obama is now putting forward. and let me talk about that. it's a fraud to call it universal. it's never going to be universal. the criminals aren't going to comply with it. they could care less. you're not going to computerize -- you've already seen you're not going to computerize the mental health records. so here's wha
in new orleans. it's a situation where everything post 9/11 happens in a major city like superdome you have to start asking questions. there was no terrorism involved. nothing that way. the crowd never got to be in a panicked state when half of the power went out. when the company that supplies the energy to the superdome said basically it was a power surge. the system thought there was an abnormality and shut down. equivalent of at your house a power breaker goes off. a breaker broke. and the half of the energy in the stadium goes off. half the power goes off. here's the thing, for those of you watching at home you had no explanation because the power went out on the side of the announcers, jim nance and phil simms for cbs. you could not hear them because the power was out on their side of the stadium as well. so fans were in the dark inside the stadium and all over the world because there was no explanation. what happened was there was a surge -- there was no fire as originally reported. and the players resumed after 34 minutes on of a power outage. >> 34 long minutes. it felt like i
fire a nominee is facing from >> daly city, dublin, los gatos and all the bay area this is abc7 news. >> just updated the visibility. can you see it is improved in napa and novato but santa rosa the fog will stay for the morning, with half a mile. you can see a lot of haze around the rest of our neighbor, ten miles visibility from yesterday are there but it is not a "spare the air" day. more fog, more haze through the morning, 37 to 43 is our spread. check out the sunshine in mid-50's to 60, and around 4:00, another bright day with sunglasses needed throw mid-60's and a quiet evening with a lot of stars and cool temperatures, mid-40's to low 50's. enjoy. kristen? >> we are continuing to monitor breaking news from oakland where an amber alert is issued and oakland police are looking for a chevrolet pickup truck gray in color license plate 7n79574. that is a california plate. the child involved is a one-year-old girl, described as african-american, abducted in oak, near 90th avenue and was taken by her father, and he is described as being armed with a rifle and handgun. >> happening to
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